Berkeley Economy
& Society Initiative

The Berkeley Economy and Society Initiative (BESI) champions next-generation thinking about markets, governance, and the social preconditions for developing and sustaining genuine prosperity.

In advancing a new agenda for multidisciplinary research and informed policy conversation, we stress the need to explore enduring inequalities of resources and power that frequently impede social progress.

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Upcoming Events

Public Investment for Climate and Social Goals: An Agenda for Brazil and Latin America

April 23, 2024

12:00pm-1:30pm

Online webinar (via Zoom)

Please register to join us on April 23, 2024 at 12:00pm for an online lecture by Camila Gramkow, Director A.I. Of The Economic Commission For Latin America And The Caribbean (ECLAC), Brazil Office.

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The National Investment Authority: An Institutional Blueprint and Implications for Climate Policy

April 30, 2024

12:00pm-1:30pm

Online webinar (via Zoom)

Please register to join us on April 30, 2024 at 12:00pm for an online lecture by Saule Omarova, Beth and Marc Goldberg Professor of Law, Cornell University. Omarova will lay out an institutional design scheme for the proposed National Investment Authority (NIA), a federal entity to be charged with the financing and implementation of a long-term public investment strategy for the United States. And she will explain how this NIA, and other institutional proposals that she has developed, could transform industrial policy in general, and climate policy in particular, in the United States.

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Political Economy